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Sky Watchers Curriculum Correlation by Chapter for British Columbia

Province: British Columbia
Curriculum: Science (2005), Earth and Space Science
Grade: Grade 4
Date of Correlation: February 21, 2008

Chapter 1 First Steps

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction

Key Elements

  • vocabulary: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, water cycle, cloud, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, erosion, barometer, anemometer, thermometer, rain gauge, weather vane
  • Weather conditions that can be observed and/or measured include temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air pressure, and cloud formations
  • Observe weather conditions and record using graphs, tables, and charts
  • Interpret data from recorded observations

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 4: Technology (Internet)
  • Throughout chapter: Math (measurement)

Chapter 2 What Makes Weather?

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 61 to 68.

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction

Key Elements

  • Vocabulary: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, water cycle, cloud, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, erosion, barometer, anemometer, thermometer, rain gauge, weather vane
  • The surface of the planet Earth is surrounded by a blanket of air called the atmosphere
  • The Earth's surface is heated by energy from the Sun
  • Weather conditions that can be observed and/or measured include temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air pressure, and cloud formations
  • Observe weather conditions and record using graphs, tables, and charts
  • Construct simple instruments

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 14: Math (measurement)
  • Activity number 4, page 64: Math (measurement)

Chapter 3 Weather Elements

Includes Activities 7 to 12 on pages 69 to 73.

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction

Key Elements

  • Vocabulary: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, water cycle, cloud, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, erosion, barometer, anemometer, thermometer, rain gauge, weather vane
  • Most of the Earth's surface is covered by water and circulates through the water cycle
  • The Earth's surface is heated by energy from the Sun
  • Weather conditions that can be observed and/or measured include temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air pressure, and cloud formations
  • Observe weather conditions and record using graphs, tables, and charts
  • Interpret data from recorded observations
  • Construct simple instruments

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 22: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity, page 23: Math (data management)
  • Activity, page 30: Science (sound), and Language (writing)
  • Activity, page 31: Math (measurement)
  • Activity, number 7 page 69: Math (measurement and data management)

Chapter 4 Severe Weather in Canada

Includes Activity 13 on page 74.

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • analyse impacts of weather on living and non-living things

Key Elements

  • Weather conditions affect living things (e.g., growth, behaviour, food, shelter)

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Health (severe weather safety)
  • Activity, page 4-2: Math (measurement)
  • Activity, page 4-9: Language (writing)

Chapter 5 Weather and Canadians

Includes Activities 14 to 17 on pages 75 to 79.

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • analyse impacts of weather on living and non-living things

Key Elements

  • Weather conditions affect living things (e.g., growth, behaviour, food, shelter)

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 39: Language (reading and media literacy)
  • Activity number 14, page 75: Math (data management), and Technology (spreadsheets)
  • Activity number 15, page 76: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity number 16, page 77: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity number 17, pages 78 to 79: Social Studies (mapping)

Chapter 6 Ultraviolet Radiation

Includes Activities 19 to 23 on pages 80 to 84.

Key Elements

  • The surface of the planet Earth is surrounded by a blanket of air called the atmosphere
  • The Earth's surface is heated by energy from the Sun

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Health (sun safety), and Social Studies/Science (environment)
  • Activity number 20, page 81: Health (sun safety), and Math (data management)
  • Activity number 21, page 82: Health (sun safety), and Math (percentage)
  • Activity number 22, page 83: Health (sun safety), and Math (percentage)
  • Activity number 23, page 84: Health (sun safety), Math (percentage)

Chapter 7 Putting It All Together

Includes Activity number 18 on page 80.

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction

Key Elements

  • Vocabulary: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, water cycle, cloud, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, erosion, barometer, anemometer, thermometer, rain gauge, weather vane
  • Weather conditions that can be observed and/or measured include temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air pressure, and cloud formations
  • Observe weather conditions and record using graphs, tables, and charts
  • Interpret data from recorded observations
  • Predict weather conditions

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 52: Language (oral communication)
  • Activity, page 53: Language (writing and oral communication)
  • Activity, page 57: Math (measurement)
  • Activity number 18, page 80: Language (writing)

Supplement One Air Quality

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 9 to 17 (Supplement One).

Prescribed Learning Outcome

  • analyse impacts of weather on living and non-living things

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Social Studies/ Science (environment)
  • Activity, page 4: Technology (internet)
  • Activity number 2A, page 10: Math (data management), and Technology (internet)
  • Activity number 2B, page 11: Math (data management)
  • Activity number 3, pages 12-13: Reading

This curriculum correlation was conducted by Curriculum Services Canada (CSC), the Pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs.

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